Mr Michael Ohajuru

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Mr Michael Ohajuru
BSc(Hons), BA(Hons)
Position/Fellowship type:
Independent Art and Cultural Historian
Fellowship term:
01-Feb-2016 to 31-Jan-2025
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Communities, Classes, Races, Cultural memory, Early Modern, History, History of art, Medieval History, Palaeography
Africa, Caribbean, England, Europe, Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Michael Ohajuru researches, writes and speaks on the Black presence in Renaissance Europe. Currently is researching, developing and curating an exhibition and web site – Who is John Blanke ? The Black Trumpeter to the courts of Henry VII and VIII - focusing on how Art and Archives are connected for more see

Project summary relevant to Fellowship:

In addition to the exhibition Who is John Blanke ? Michael is along with, Dr Miranda Kaufmann, the co-convenor of the ‘What’s Happening in Black British History’ workshop series and network at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. Additional they are developing a web site to support and compliment the workshops ,for more information see

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